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Graduate alumnus delivers psychology lectures, May 6-7

Graduate alumnus Roy Baumeister, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, will present two talks for the annual Edward E. Jones lecture series Thursday and Friday, May 6-7.

He will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday in 104 Computer Science Building on "Human Nature and Culture: What Is the Human Psyche Designed For?" and lead a discussion following that lecture. At 4 p.m. Friday, he will discuss "Self-Control, Decision Making and Ego Depletion" in 0-S-6 Green Hall.

The talks are sponsored by the Department of Psychology . The lecture series was inaugurated in 2000 in honor of Edward "Ned" Jones, a prominent figure in social psychology, who taught at Princeton from 1978 until his death in 1993.

Baumeister came to Princeton with Jones and earned his Ph.D. in psychology in 1978. He has since studied a broad set of areas within social psychology, including topics centered on questions of self and identity. He has published some 16 books on psychological topics, many seeking to convey the discoveries of the field to general audiences and researchers alike.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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